Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Cool You Down

It’s a beautiful summer day, you are at the beachside, the sun is shining and the breeze is adorning your skin- everything seems perfect, but there is no glass of chilled refreshing drink to enhance your mood. I mean, what is a hot summer day without a non-alcoholic refreshing drink to cool off? And not just any non-alcoholic refreshing drink but one with a fusion of summer fruits and mixed berries and a combination of citrus fruits and warming ginger such as CAROUSE’s DRIFT and UPLIFT.

It is a struggle for people looking for non-alcoholic options to find healthy, exciting, delicious and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. With CAROUSE that struggle is over. Join me as I give you an insight into the most nutritious and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks.

Alcohol-free drinks in the UK

Alcoholic-free drinks are drinks that are made with very little or no alcohol in them. They are also called alcohol alternatives or temperance. With the mass sensitisation of the danger of alcohol to one’s health and productivity in general, a lot of people are becoming sober curious and opting for non-alcoholic options that can still give them an exciting and sophisticated feeling. This has brought about the growing popularity of refreshing non-alcoholic drinks in the UK. This need and demand for a healthy and refreshing non-alcoholic drink is the motivating factor that led to the birth of CAROUSE drinks.

Benefits of Non-alcoholic drinks.

  1. Improved health: Non-alcoholic drinks help to improve our health since they have no alcoholic content which is dangerous to our health, in them. Also, most of the ingredients with which they are made are highly beneficial to our general well-being.
  2. No hangover: One of the negative sides of alcoholic drinks is the hangover they leave you with. You end up feeling sick and unable to carry out any activity. With non-alcoholic drinks such as CAROUSE’s DRIFT and UPLIFT, you need not worry about having hangovers after drinking.
  3. Quality sleep: A lot of people are afraid of having alcoholic drinks because of how they disrupt one’s sleep. But with non-alcoholic drinks, you can still have good quality sleep after drinking.
  4. Social benefit: When some persons decide to pull away from alcoholic drinks, they avoid hanging out and socialising with folks as they don’t want to be seen as being awkward. With alcohol alternative drinks, you will be able to socialise freely and still get your groove on.
  5. Aids productivity: Unlike alcoholic drinks that leave you with hangovers which make you unable to be productive for almost a whole day, non-alcoholic refreshing drinks allow you to concentrate and productively carry out your responsibilities for the day even after drinking.
  6. Less expensive: They are less expensive compared to alcoholic drinks, so they help you save costs.

With the rising demand for refreshing non-alcoholic drinks in the UK, a lot of brands have come up with different good products to meet this demand. One of the most outstanding and premier non-alcoholic drinks that gives you a buzz and leave you feeling refreshed in the UK market is CAROUSE DRIFT and UPLIFT.  These CAROUSE spirits are designed to give you a refreshing, relaxing and energising feeling while complementing a healthy lifestyle. They are uniquely made with natural and healthy ingredients of botanical extracts and fruit mix. They have no artificial colours, no flavours or sweeteners. They are gluten-free and they can be taken by vegans and non-vegans.  

DRIFT- The perfect relaxation drink

DRIFT is that drink you need if you are looking for a non-alcoholic drink to help you feel relaxed and easily send you into a state of serenity. With its blend of special ingredients such as summer fruits, extracts of cooling cucumber, mixed berries and an infusion of aromatic basil, DRIFT gives a refreshing, strong and delicious taste. It is enhanced for more health benefits and relaxing feel, with botanical extracts such as ashwagandha and Echinacea. It is a sophisticated and healthy choice for the sober-curious. This drink is the deal for cool evening hangouts. DRIFT into relaxation with this refreshing mix of the finest calming botanicals.

UPLIFT-Your Energising companion

UPLIFT is the drink for the groove. It is an energy-reviving drink with a combination of citrus fruits and warming ginger with a little infusion of peppercorn and chilli. It is also formulated with ingredients such as guarana, maca and ginkgo biloba to help it achieve its energising feel strong delicious taste. UPLIFT is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for parties and high-spirited daytime events.

Summer Mocktails

The concept of mocktails has gained significant recognition, especially during the summer, due to their health benefits and refreshing nature. Mocktails are non-alcoholic mixed drinks that are designed to replicate complexity, taste and feel of cocktails. Mocktails can be simply said to be non-alcoholic cocktails. With the increasing focus on health and wellness, many people are reducing their alcohol intake and opting for alcohol alternatives to every form of alcoholic drink.

Benefits of summer mocktails

  • Hydration: The ingredients such as fresh fruits and vegetables used in making mocktails are high in water contents and thus keep the body hydrated. This is very important, especially during the hot summer period.
  • Taste variety: There are many mocktail recipes due to the growing interest in mixology. This has led to the availability of a variety of mocktail options to choose from.
  • Suitability for all ages: It is safe and suitable for all ages.
  • Social inclusivity: Mocktails enable everyone to enjoy a sophisticated, appealing drink during social events. This enhances the social experience without the effects of alcohol.
  • Health and wellness: Mocktails are healthy drinks which help to improve one’s health since they have no alcoholic contents and they contain healthy ingredients.

Refreshing Alcohol-free mocktails

CAROUSE has a collection of delicious mocktails made with a touch of its DRIFT and UPLIFT drinks. These mocktails recipes embody the brand’s taste in quality, creativity and flavour.

CAROUSE Bramble Margarita

The CAROUSE Bramble Margarita is a vibrant and fruity mocktail. With its blend of CAROUSE DRIFT, it serves as one of the best relaxing and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks for the summer.

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 25 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ml blackberry simple syrup
  • 1 tsp blackcurrant jam


  • Slice of lemon
  • Fresh blackberry


  • Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice.
  • Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and a blackberry.

Spiced Pear and Raspberry Smash

This delicious non-alcoholic cocktail combines the richness of spiced pear, fresh raspberries and an infusion of DRIFT.

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 6ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12ml spiced pear syrup
  • 6-8 fresh raspberries


  • A pear slice


  • Muddle the lemon juice and raspberries together in the base of your shaker.
  • Add the spiced pear syrup and CAROUSE DRIFT. Shake with ice then strain into an ice-filled glass.
  • Garnish with slices of pear.

Non-Alcoholic drinks that give you a buzz

All alcoholic alternatives are designed to give you a buzz. They are meant to give you that feeling of relaxation and mild euphoria which alcoholic drinks also give.

Wondering how non-alcoholic drinks can give you a buzz? They can achieve this through natural ingredients such as Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, Nootropics, Caffeine, etc.

Some of the popular non-alcoholic drinks that offer a buzz in the UK market are; CAROUSE- DRIFT and UPLIFT, Three spirit drinks- (Livener, Social Elixir, Nightcap), Bativo, Everleaf, Lucky Saint, etc.

These drinks have helped people who are opting out of alcoholic drinks to enjoy social gatherings by having a feeling of belonging and not being judged as weird or awkward.

The Sober Curious Movement

The rise in advocating for maintaining a healthy lifestyle has led a lot of individuals to opt out of alcoholic drinks seeking refreshing non-alcoholic drinks including alcohol-free cocktails. This has therefore led to the popularity of the "sober curious" movement, where individuals choose to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption from their lives for health, wellness, and lifestyle reasons, rather than for alcohol dependency. This movement encourages a safer approach to drinking, advocating the importance of a life not dependent on alcohol, thereby increasing the demand for the formation of high-quality non-alcoholic and hangover-free beverages.  This need has pushed brands like CAROUSE to innovate designing sophisticated and refreshing alcohol-free drinks like DRIFT and UPLIFT. CAROUSE was featured in a prominent food and drink blog; Foodepedia. This blog is known to feed readers with only information on quality food and drinks. In that post, they highlighted CAROUSE non-alcoholic drinks as not just delicious but also a vibrant health-conscious choice and beyond. You can read all about it via this link.

CAROUSE Specialty Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

CAROUSE is dedicated to revolutionising the non-alcoholic market by providing a variety of non-alcoholic drinks that will satisfy the needs of sober-curious individuals.  CAROUSE special cocktails such as Spicy Margarita, Bloody Mary, Raspberry Hot Chocolate and Ginger Mule, are crafted to give you a unique blend of delicious taste, health and innovation. Here are the recipes and steps to creating these CAROUSE special non-alcoholic cocktails;

CAROUSE Spicy Margarita

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 25ml fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 slices of chilli
  • Teaspoon of agave (or honey)
  • A quarter inch of ginger cut into smaller pieces


  • Muddle together the chilli, ginger and lime juice.
  • Add in CAROUSE UPLIFT, and agave then shake with ice.
  • Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with a wheel of lime and slices of chilli

CAROUSE Bloody Mary

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 200ml tomato juice
  • A dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • A dash of Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper
  • A stick of celery
  • A slice of lemon


  • Add tomato juice to a tall ice-filled glass.
  • Add CAROUSE UPLIFT, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Stir together.
  • Top with celery and lemon to garnish.

CAROUSE Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk or plant-alternative
  • 2-3 tsp hot chocolate powder
  • 12 ml raspberry syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • 2-3 raspberries
  • 3-4 pieces of chocolate


  • Start with a cup of your favourite hot chocolate.
  • Add the raspberry syrup and CAROUSE DRIFT.
  • Stir together, before topping with whipped cream, raspberries, and chocolate shavings.

CAROUSE Ginger Mule

Recipe: Ingredients:

  • A large handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Half an inch of ginger, cut into smaller pieces
  • 6ml lime juice (approximately 1/4 lime)
  • Ginger beer


  • Clap the mint leaves gently between your hands.
  • Muddle together the clapped mint leaves, ginger pieces, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add CAROUSE UPLIFT into the shaker.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain the mixture into an ice-filled glass.
  • Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh mint leaves or a wheel of lime.

Are you wondering why we put our special non-alcoholic Cocktail recipes out there for everyone? CAROUSE is more than a business brand. It is a movement concerned about the well-being of every individual and committed to helping sober-curious individuals have sophisticated alcohol alternatives. So whether you decide to make your healthy and refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail yourself or get one from us, we have you covered.

Remember that the world is evolving beyond alcoholic drinks. The tides are now in the favour of refreshing and healthy non-alcoholic drinks, and with CAROUSE your choices are limitless. Visit our website at and explore our range of refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. We give discounts to our first-time customers. Beat the heat with our refreshing alcohol-free drinks, perfect for summer days, family gatherings, or just a cool evening hangout. With CAROUSE, you drink to remember